As all of you are well aware by now, I live for a good Moscow Mule. On this day, I was fresh out of vodka and didn’t want to leave the comfort of sweats to venture out in the cold for liquor. So I did the next best thing - improvise.
The only thing I had was Champagne so I went with it and created a Champagne Mule. To be honest I thought I made something revolutionary, that is until I took a look at Pinterest and saw there were about 5000 other champagne mule recipes. Whatever, mines better.
I was actually surprised I hadn’t tried to make this before, traditional mules already have a crisp bubbly taste so naturally champs would just add to the effect. I personally, do not like sweet drinks so when I make mules I want them on the spicy side. The key is in the quality of ginger beer you buy, and the only ones I recommend are Cock N’ Bull and Q Ginger Beer.
So here you are, my random delicious concoction that turned a not so great day into a spectacular one.
Limes (depending on group size)
Handful of Mint
Muddle a few mint leaves and place them in the bottom of your flute.
The next steps are really up to you, depending on how much ginger flavor you want. Everyone is different. I usually fill the glass a 1/4 of the way with Ginger Beer, add some fresh squeezed lime juice, fill the remainder of the glass with champagne and then garnish with lime slice and more mint leaves.
For a little more kick you can add a splash of vodka, I obviously didn’t have any so I stuck with just champagne.